Thursday April 05, 1979

US date format: 4/5/1979, UK date format: 5/4/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 5, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Imany and Elvis Vermeulen. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Mad Max, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour in Australia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aim for the Ace! or Galaxy Wars.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Vincent Ferrer
  • Saint Geeraard
  • The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
  • Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
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Events

  • Baltimore Orioles' manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper.
  • Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia.

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Mad Max

Mad Max

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Country: United States of America

Love at First Bite

Love at First Bite

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Starring: George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, Dick Shawn

A Perfect Couple

A Perfect Couple

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Dooley, Marta Heflin, Titos Vandis, Belita Moreno

Szpital przemienienia

Szpital przemienienia

Directed by: Edward Zebrowski

Starring: Piotr Dejmek, Jerzy Binczycki, Henryk Bista, Ewa Dalkowska

The Champ

The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge

You Can't Do That on Television

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

Turnabout

Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Days to next April 05

If April 05, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 5 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 17 days.
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Books

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War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance

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These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest

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Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs by Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs

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Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart [Paperback]

The Culture Of Narcissism by Christopher Lasch

The Culture Of Narcissism

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When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of

Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Chesapeake

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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Space

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Galaxy Wars

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears


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